Why iCloud can't sync instantaneously

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by StoneJack, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. StoneJack macrumors 6502a

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    I mean, both Dropbox and OneDrive can do it. The moment you alter a file in Dropbox, it syncs with cloud storage.
    iCloud on contrary, syncing is so slow and unreliable, it can take days. Why??
     
  2. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    What files are taking "days" to sync for you? Altering files on iCloud Drive is direct, there is no sync or delay.
     
  3. StoneJack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For example, I am working on Pages document on one mac. When I open it on another Mac after an hour, it still not synced.
     
  4. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Ok, I don't use Macs, so I can't comment. And it's still not clear if you're opening these files locally, or directly from iCloud Drive.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I'm not seeing this issue op.

    What's your location and isp speeds for both
     
  6. StoneJack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, let me clarify it.
    With 10 mbps internet line, I am working on local pages document on my macbook air. However, I save it in iCloud (Pages). When I open the file on my mac desktop, hours later, it is still not synced to altered one. Had I saved the original altered file in dropbox, it will momentarily sync, then when I open desktop, it will also momentarily sync the file in my desktop's dropbox folder. iCloud however, doesn't do it quickly. It takes hours and even more time to get it synced.
     
  7. StoneJack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It seems that recently it syncs almost instantaneously, just like Dropbox.
     
  8. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    If I change a file, it's fast. But my problem is that my new iPad won't sync all files. Only if I look in a folder, it will sync. But with 22Gb of files around 22k of folders and around 186.000 files, that is a bit much to ask.
    Anybody got any idea?
    My connection can't be the problem, I've got a 500Mbps/500Mbps fiber connection at home, connected through Cat 6 cables, good Cisco Switch and a Airport Extreme for the iOS devices. After 24 hours it's still not more than 1 folder deep synced. :(
     
  9. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    Solved it by wiping it clean and starting all over. Did work and it's for the second time since I got an iPhone (the original, one of the very first) I did a clean install. It's not my favourite time past, but its relative pain free.
     
  10. StoneJack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I always preferred clean install
     
  11. fastbagger macrumors member

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    Because it seems iCloud is an afterthought. Apple has the hardware segment they need to fully concentrate on their cloud infrastructure.
     

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